Concrete & Terrazzo Polishing
The beauty and ease of maintenance of polished concrete has been becoming increasingly popular among homeowners and businesses. A concrete floor is a blank canvas. Whether you add travertine, Ceramic, or decorative stains and polishes directly to the floor, you are in control. Old floors tend to have some imperfections, however many of these can be overcome and seen to add character to the finished look.
Because one of our specialties is Grinding and Polishing natural stone, we have become very good at achieving the same results on concrete and concrete based terrazzo. We recently completed two major Refinishing projects in Orange County, CA. Please visit our photo gallery to see these and other projects.
Services that we provide for Concrete and Concrete based terrazzo include:
- Concrete Grinding (Surface Prep)
- Densification (Retroplate)
For a free customized evaluation and proposal of all of your terrazzo and decorative polished concrete needs, please call us or go to the Evaluation Request form so we can call you and set up a personalized appointment.
You chose Stamped Concrete, Flagstone, Interlocking Pavers, and Saltillos because of their beauty and functional use on your outside patios and walkways. But as time has gone by, you can see discoloration, staining, and hard water deposits clouding the once stellar look of your your outside surfaces.
Understand that when left to the elements, your surface is at the mercy of nature. So the best time to perform work on these areas is during spring months so they look best over the summer and fall when you will use them most. We understand that your patios and walkways must be used for your pleasure and it is our mission to extend the useful life of these surfaces for years.
Services that we provide for Exterior Surfaces include:
- Stripping Services
- Color Enhancing
- Stain Removal (Poulticing)
- Detail Clean & Seal
- Scratch Removal
At Sureshine, or specialty is troubleshooting the cause of these problems. And the solutions do not just include contracting our services, we provide easy maintenance suggestions to increase the useful life of your patios and reduce the need for professional restoration services for years.
Glass Polishing and Sealing Treatments
Over the years we have seen a lot of glass shower door surrounds that become cloudy with minerals from water spray. Even when the glass is treated from the factory, the repeated use of a squeegee will degrade the surface to the point that it can become cloudy.
Sureshine can add years to the beauty and the useful life of your shower glass.
This service is an affordable addition to any project or a stand-alone service. We have been polishing shower and other glass for more than 10 years and have restored 1000’s of shower surrounds to like new condition.
How do we polish your glass?
We use a mild abrasive glass polishing compound and a few special techniques to get the most out of your shower glass. Then it’s time for the real value. We seal your shower glass with a reactive polymer that literally makes the surface smoother. This smooth tight surface is super “hydrophobic”. This means that water beads high and will fall of the glass. After your shower you simply wipe your glass with a towel and clean it one time per week with a repellent wash that is readily available and inexpensive.
Daily, weekly, and yearly maintenance suggestions for your shower glass can be found here.
Granite Repair, Cleaning, Polishing, & Sealing
Granite has steadily become the surface of choice for stone counters. Granite is easy to clean, does not etch with acids, and if sealed properly will not stain. But there are times when when your granite surfaces need attention.
Granite Clean Polish & Seal
Over time a heavily used granite counter space can become dulled by the constant abrasion of porcelain dishes, metal hardware,and other implements. When this happens the surface needs to be polished. This is done using specialized tooling and polishes. Once the surface is brought back to a polish it is detailed and sealed. Your newly polished granite will last for years.
Granite Cracks and other Repairs:
Cracks around the sinks happen when a steel rod has been placed in the granite for strength around the sink hole begins to corrode and expand. Water intrusion causes the steel to expand as it rusts. These cracks run parallel to the sink and can manifest along the front or rear sink rails and sometimes both. in many cases these cracks can not be permanently repaired. At Sureshine our owner has developed a method of repair that will extend the life of your counters.
Granite Crack repairs can occur two ways:
Some cracks allow us to break pieces off of the counter, exposing the rod. We then cut and extract as much of the rod as possible. Sometimes the entire rod is removable. When this is the case, the crack will not occur again. The repaired area may need maintenance over time but the cost for this is minimal.
Here is an example of a project that allowed us to remove the rod:
If the rod can not be exposed, cut, and removed without causing further damage, the Epoxy Injection Method is used. The crack is cleaned out, dried with a torch or heat gun, and epoxy is injected into the crack in an attempt to coat the rod and hold the counter together. We use a real two part epoxy adhesive for this. Beware companies that use “flowing” or “penetrating” resins. These are not real epoxies and will break down around water.
Here is a video discussing three recent Injection Method repairs.
After the adhesive repairs are completed, the surface is ground flat and polished. We then use aesthetic glues and pigments to match the repaired area to the surface as possible. Some granite surfaces with a lot of movement can not be matched perfectly. Most repairs are visible when standing directly over them and looking for them and blend with the surface from an angle in the reflection.
Here is another video that details the repair of a large crack in an Uba Tuba granite counter.
Granite Chip and Hole Filling and Repair
From the smallest texture to large chips and holes, Sureshine fills it all with state of the art UV cured adhesive along with other fillers and epoxies. This chip was filled using Fill-a-Chip UV curable adhesive. The repair is a permanent, impact resistant, polishable surface that can be color matched to almost any stone. Fill-a-chip repairs are almost invisible.
By following our easy suggestions you can keep your countertops looking beautiful for years. And Sureshine is just a phone call away to answer any granite related question you might have.
The most commonly asked question about granite is, “How often do I have to seal my granite?”
Upon evaluation Sureshine can provide easy answers to all of your granite related questions. Because each granite is different and every application is different the rule of thumb has been one time per year with a high quality penetrating sealer. However, many dark granite counters will require less attention than light colors or those approaching white. If you have concerns regarding your granite, please call us or go to the Evaluation Request form so we can call you and set up a personalized appointment.
Services that we provide for Granite include:
- Stain Protection
- Stain Removal (Poulticing)
- Detail Clean & Seal
- Scratch Removal
Always Remember to use a cleaner that says “Safe for Natural Stone Surfaces” when cleaning your counters. The use of a EasyOxy Stone and Multi-surface Cleaner and Ultimate Polish Protector as needed will help to provide long lasting protection for your granite counters. visit our sister company at www.easytonecare.com for more information on keeping your stone surfaces looking great.
Marble Limestone Travertine
Natural Stone Cleaning, Polishing, and Restoration
Your stone has become stained, scratched, and dirty. Holes may have become evident. It’s not as easy to take care of anymore. You are not alone. These are the most common concerns that we hear from our clients.
The most common service performed on these surfaces are Deep Cleaning or Refinishing of natural stone floors. Though every surface is used differently, Sureshine has created a detailed list of the most important steps used to get the most time between cleanings.
You may have heard from others that you should “seal your surfaces every year” or “have your floors polished every year.” This is nonsense. After their surfaces are restored, our customers by following the list of suggestions for each surface in our Stone Care Guide are regularly getting three years and some times as many as five years between services. This translates to real value.
that you If you have pets or young children, you will need to maintain your floors differently than if there are only two adults in your home. With each completed service, Sureshine provides customized maintenance suggestions tailored to your specific needs. And when we evaluate your surfaces, be it a floor, counter or shower, we are creating this list of customized maintenance suggestions as we go.
Choosing your service
Sureshine offers two basic services for your natural stone surfaces.
Services that we provide on Natural Stone include:
- Deep Cleaning
- Polishing & Sealing
- Smoothing Uneven Tiles (Lippage Removal)
To see an example of maintenance suggestions provided to many of our clients, please see our section to download a pdf copy for your review.
For Fast Answers, click the link to get started on your personally evaluated proposal form. This is great if you have up to three areas that need to be serviced. You can get Fast Pricing for your review and even request to schedule your work.
Saltillos & Mexican Pavers
Your Saltillos lend an old world feel to your home. They are easy to clean and easy to maintain by applying waxes and polishes for many years. And now you can see the build up. You can see the evidence of many coats of wax. The grout lines have become black and the tiles seam to have darkened. This is the aging sequence of your saltillo tiles. Somewhere along the way the surface went from looking antiqued and beautiful, to aged and unsightly.
Sureshine has been helping homeowners return their saltillos to at or near the original look for years. You can literally start over and have that beautiful antiqued look back. And as time goes by your floors will age naturally again.
Services that we provide on Saltillos and Mexican Pavers include:
Stripping and High Gloss Finish, Stripping and Low Gloss Finish, Stripping and Apply Stain Protection, Stripping, Detail Clean & Seal, Color Enhancer, Grout Re-coloring, Some Repairs
We can provide helpful tips to reduce the need for our services again and can be on call to answer any saltillo related question you might have.
Tile and Grout Cleaning
Tile is a beautiful alternative to other flooring materials such as carpet and stone. Because it does not stain and is to easy keep clean, you can keep your floors looking great for years. But over time the grout lines between the tiles can become discolored from mopping and use. Your once beautiful floors can start to look aged and discolored. This is a common problem with a simple solution from Sureshine.
Sureshine uses state of the art truck mounted, high pressure hot water extraction machinery to deep clean your tile and grout. And best of all, it sanitizes as it cleans because we use ultra hot water along with environmentally friendly degreasers to loosen the dirt so it can be removed from the surface.
Services that we provide for Tile & Grout include:
- Deep Cleaning
- Detail Clean & Seal
- Grout Re-coloring (as possible)
We apply Stain Protection to your grout to help in the event of spills and make it easier to clean in the future. Use our easy to follow customized maintenance suggestions and your floors will stay cleaner, longer.